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Project
Success
Inspire
Goals
Lead
Teach
Visi...
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1. Inspire a shared vision
Project
Success
In...
© 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo
Communicate a clear direction
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Set SMART objectives
Specific
Measurable
Acti...
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Implement best practices
Best Practice
Knowle...
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2. Overcome hurdles
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Eliminate silos
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Persevere in difficult situations
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Learn to fail forward
Fail
Forward
State your...
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3. Improve team performance
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Identify key resources
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Focus on team shared values
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Implement success metrics
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4. Understand business strategy
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Focus on value creation
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Understand customers
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5. Keep grace under pressure
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Maintain a balance
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6. Know when to adapt
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7. Build competence
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Always Be Learning
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Provide guidance
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Share your knowledge
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8. Encourage collaboration
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Foster team work
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Delegate tasks
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9. Keep teams engaged
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Cultivate the right work environment
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Improve structure and systems
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Key Takeaways
• Inspire a shared vision1
• Ov...
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For Further Reading
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9 Things Exceptional Project Leaders Do Differently

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Why are some project leaders more successful compared to others obtaining exceptional project results? This discussion will share nine insights to help you become an exceptional project leader.

About Hector Del Castillo:
I have over 15 years of experience transforming products to wealth for technology-based companies. I help strengthen product portfolios, guide high performing cross-functional teams, and create new revenue streams within product-driven organizations. As a consultant, trainer and coach, I help executives, senior managers and entrepreneurs transform ideas into a great business.

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Let me know how I can help deal with some of the project challenges you are facing. Ask me about a free coaching session to help you achieve exceptional project results. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/1gBFdaD.

You can connect with me at http://link.in/hdelcastillo. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Hector Del Castillo
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  1. 1. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo Hector Del Castillo linkd.in/hdelcastillo This presentation may contain copyright material owned by other authors. I have made an attempt to make proper attributions. If you feel that I have failed to do so, I would greatly appreciate it if you contact me directly so I can attempt to correct the matter.
  2. 2. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo
  3. 3. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo
  4. 4. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo Project Success Inspire Goals Lead Teach Vision Mentor
  5. 5. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo 1. Inspire a shared vision Project Success Inspire Goals Lead Teach Vision Mentor
  6. 6. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo Communicate a clear direction
  7. 7. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo Set SMART objectives Specific Measurable Actionable Realistic Timely
  8. 8. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo Implement best practices Best Practice Knowledge Skills Values & Ethics Process & Tools
  9. 9. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo 2. Overcome hurdles
  10. 10. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo Eliminate silos
  11. 11. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo Persevere in difficult situations
  12. 12. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo Learn to fail forward Fail Forward State your assumptions Learn from mistakes Test your assumptions Pivot when needed
  13. 13. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo 3. Improve team performance
  14. 14. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo Identify key resources
  15. 15. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo Focus on team shared values
  16. 16. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo Implement success metrics
  17. 17. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo 4. Understand business strategy
  18. 18. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo Focus on value creation
  19. 19. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo Understand customers
  20. 20. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo
  21. 21. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo 5. Keep grace under pressure
  22. 22. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo Maintain a balance
  23. 23. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo 6. Know when to adapt
  24. 24. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo
  25. 25. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo 7. Build competence
  26. 26. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo Always Be Learning
  27. 27. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo Provide guidance
  28. 28. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo Share your knowledge
  29. 29. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo 8. Encourage collaboration
  30. 30. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo Foster team work
  31. 31. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo Delegate tasks
  32. 32. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo 9. Keep teams engaged
  33. 33. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo Cultivate the right work environment
  34. 34. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo Improve structure and systems Source: McKinsey 7S Framework
  35. 35. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo Key Takeaways • Inspire a shared vision1 • Overcome hurdles2 • Improve team performance3 • Understand business strategy4 • Keep grace under pressure5 • Know when to adapt6 • Build competence7 • Encourage collaboration8 • Keep teams engaged9
  36. 36. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo For Further Reading • “Four Must Have Traits for Project Managers, “ PMI, 10 August 2010 • “The Top 12 Qualities of a Successful Project Manager,” ProjectMinder, 15 May 2012 • “Top 10 Characteristics of Great Project Managers,” David C. Baker
  37. 37. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo Free Coaching Session • First ten PMIWDC members to submit information via email • Must include name, title, company name, email address, phone number • Include a brief description of the problem or challenge you are experiencing Learn more here: http://bit.ly/1gBFdaD.
  38. 38. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo Hector Del Castillo • Senior consultant with over 15 years of experience transforming products to wealth for technology companies • AIPMM Body of Knowledge (ProdBOK®) Contributor • Established companies – Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lucent Technologies, MEI Technologies • Small companies and startups – Nextone Communications, Smith Micro Software • Launched 30+ Products for global deployment – HW/SW, Telecom, Enterprise Mobility, Information Security Services, Professional Development • Certified PMP®, CPM® and CPMM® • University of California at Santa Barbara, MS EE • University of Texas at El Paso, MS EE, BS EE 38
  39. 39. © 2014 Hector Del Castillo, All Rights Reserved http://linkd.in/hdelcastillo Hector Del Castillo, PMP, CPM, CPMM Transforming products to wealth for technology companies.TM Product Innovation Consultant linkd.in/hdelcastillo @hmdelcastillo hmdelcastillo [at] gmail.com

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